- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 Tablespoons dry yeast (I use pizza crust yeast, it works best)
- 5 cups whole wheat flour (or any kind of flour you want to use)
- 1-1/2 cup cool water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, stir the yeast into the warm water until dissolved. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
- Add the flour, the cool water, salt, olive oil, and honey into the yeast mixture. Knead with a dough hook for about 5 minutes, or by hand for 7. Dough should form up into a ball and loose its sticky texture. I sometimes find that in humid South Florida this takes longer and sometimes I have to add a little more flour to get it to firm up.
|It should pull away from the sides of the bowl like this.|
|Try to put the bowl in a warm spot.|
|I use a serated knife to cut the dough into equal pieces.|
Our favorite thing to do with the dough is make a pesto chicken pizza. We top the pizza with store bought pesto, shredded chicken and fresh motzarella. I also season the crust with basil and italian seasoning. The photos below are of our pizza from this week but in the past we have topped it with sundried tomatoes, fresh tomatos and Justin will put onions and other veggies on his too.
|The finished product and Tuesday night's dinner.|